The Old School House

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The Old School House

The Old School House

  • Old School House from the visitor parking area
  • Bunk style accommodation
  • Interior
  • Bunk style accommodation
  • Rear open kitchen area
  • Paved fire area
  • Heritage style toilet
  • Tank stand stonework

The Old School House is a historic stone building, providing comfortable bunk-style accommodation with some modern conveniences. It is situated in the heart of the beautiful Mount Crawford Forest and is suitable for small group and family stays.

PLEASE NOTE: The ForestrySA online accommodation booking system is undergoing scheduled maintenance and is not in operation. It will not be available for use from 20 February 2017 until 6 March 2017. Sorry for any inconvenience.  We look forward to receiving your booking then.

Location

About 7km from the Mount Crawford Information Centre, on Springton Road. GPS: -34˚41΄2˝ 138˚58΄1˝


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Facilities and features

  • Two bunk beds, sleeping up to six people (bedding not supplied)
  • Separate kitchen annex with sink and benches (cutlery, crockery and cooking equipment not supplied)
  • Slow combustion heater inside
  • Fire pit
  • Toilet
  • Room for tents
  • Solar lighting
  • Rainwater (not suitable for drinking)

Bookings

  • Overnight bookings are available between 1 April and 30 November. A minimum of two nights must be booked between Friday and Sunday
  • All organised groups must discuss their activities with the ForestrySA Ranger prior to booking

Fees

$90.00 per night (all inclusive)

Arrival and departure

  • 12pm arrival, 10am departure
  • Please contact the Mount Crawford Information Centre one day prior to arrival to obtain access:
    phone (08) 8521 1700 (10am - 12pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

Terms and conditions of use

  • Many organised competitions and events are held in the Mount Crawford and Kuitpo Forest Reserves. These require the submission of an event application, which are approved on a case by case basis. If your accommodation booking relates to an event please contact the Mount Crawford or Kuitpo Information Centres for more information. Please note that booking of a facility does not necessarily mean your event will be approved.  Events need to be booked a minimum of four weeks in advance. ( link to Event Application form )
  • You are not permitted to drive in the forest. Vehicles must be parked in designated areas only
  • The gate to The Old School House must be kept locked at all times
  • The use of generators is not permitted. Please consider other forest users and keep noise levels down
  • Fires: Wood fires are permitted from 1 May to 31 October. Gas fires are permitted from 1 April to 30 November. Dead, fallen timber can be collected from adjoining pine plantations and used for firewood. It is an offence to cut standing timber. Someone must be present at all times and ensure that the fire is fully extinguished before departure
  • Cleaning: The house, toilet and grounds must be left in a clean and tidy state, with all rubbish removed
  • Dogs are permitted, provided they are kept under control at all times. Please be aware of fox baiting programs operating in the area
  • Other conditions may be imposed by the ForestrySA Ranger
  • ENTRY INTO THE FOREST IS NOT PERMITTED ON DAYS OF TOTAL FIRE BAN

Cancellations

  • All cancellations must be made at least 30 days prior to the check in date and will incur a $15 ($AUD) cancellation fee. No refunds will be provided for cancellations made within 30 days of check in date.
  • Cancellations are to be reported to the ForestrySA Rangers, and upon approval (provided the cancellation is made at least 30 days prior to the check in date) you will be refunded the cost of the booking less the $15 ($AUD) cancellation fee.
  • ForestrySA reserves the right to cancel bookings without prior notice, and with no liability to ForestrySA. On the instances where ForestrySA cancels your booking, you will be refunded 100% of the cost of the booking.